What Priests Can Do To Stop Abortion
By Priests for life. Adapted to the UK by 40 days for life Londoncampaign teamwww.priestsforlife.org www.40daysforlife.com/london
1) Offer Masses for Pro-life intentions. This can either be a "specialevent" or a regularly scheduled Mass, the intention of which relates topro-life.2) Establish a pro-life prayer group in the parish, dedicated specifically toprayersandteachings on the value of human life.3) Offer Pro-life holy hours,Rosaries,Scripture Services. Priests for Life provides
somedevotional materials.4) Promote theBe Not Afraid Family Holy Hours.Preachfrequently on abortion, both with
entire homilies on the topic and by reference to it in other homilies.6) Include mention of abortion in theGeneral Intercessionsat Mass.7) Placeinserts into the bulletinabout pro-life. These can be full-page inserts that can begiven to the bulletin printing company in advance, or short (1-3 line) messages. These areavailable from Priests for Life. You can order a free monthly pro-life insert for your bulletin,which will be sent to you camera-ready.8) Present pro-life topics inBible Study, RCIA, meetings for school parents, marriagepreparation, instructions for sponsors, etc.9) Invite pro-life speakers to make presentations at meetings which people are required toattend, such as those for the parents of school or CCD children.10) Have special educational evenings with speakers and/or videos.11) Have a "Life Mission" with a guest speaker/workshops for several days.12) Use the parish bookrack to make goodpro-life literatureandtapesavailable.
13) Use parish bulletin boards inside and outside the Church to convey a pro-life message.Set up a permanent pro-life sign on the property.14) Make pro-life resources (Precious Feet Pins,Stickers and Buttons,Pro-life Bank
cheques, etc.) available to parishioners. You can get order information from Priests for Life.15) Sponsor a pro-life essay/poster contest among the children of the school and CCDprograms. Display winning posters in the school or in the Church vestibule, and print winningessays in the bulletin.